This morning, William Neil had a great link to Rich Seilling’s blog post “The formula for making great photographs” at http://craftingphotographs.com/2009/08/21/the-formula-for-making-great-photographs/. In a nutshell I found myself coming full circle to my experience at Bruce Barnbaum’s “Art of Seeing” workshop this summer… The artist is the most important element of a great photograph; their vision and what they bring to the photograph. So I wonder if I can put into words… what is it about trees that I find so intriguing? Aesthetically I find their bare forms mesmerizing. They seem like dancers who are stuck with their feet in the earth, yet they are able to move and express their joy for life through their forms.